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Waterfront Restaurant

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111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216 (Spring Ave)
+1 941-778-1515
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Frederick, Maryland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the waterfront restaurant for dinner and it was absolutely delicious! We had fish tacos and fried shrimp dinner and both were excellent!

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Thank Micheleandrichard
Farmingdale, New Jersey
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend and I dined here last night and we loved everything about it. We had 2 great cocktails at the very attractive bar. Then dinner on the back Terrace with the heaters going and the fireplace burning (it was a very cool evening). We weren't in the mood for a traditional meal so we had soup then the baked... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never disappointed at the waterfront. Great for lunch or dinner, the food is fresh, well prepared and always delicious. Side dishes vary from day to day and are quite original and yummy. Awesome grouper sandwich, The brie appetizer is to die for. Really good salads - like the crabmeat ceasar.

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Bellevue, Kentucky
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food and service are excellent and consistent. While I often go back to fish tacos ($16) literally all of the food is fresh and very good.. Often tough to get a reservation for the inside, but weather permitting, outside where a reservation is not needed, is a good option.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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259 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anna Maria Island is quaint, a bit off the beaten track, and little nugget to cherish on Florida’s west coast. It runs along the coast of Bradenton and Sarasota and is comprised of three distinct incorporated municipalities. Near the most northern point of the island in the city of Anna Maria itself is the Waterfront Restaurant. It faces east and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food and service. Rodney and Lauren are the best bar tenders I've ever seen. The hand crafted cocktails are the best. Highly recommend stopping by and trying one of their signature craft cocktails.

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Columbus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I do believe that I had the best fried oysters I have ever had at this restaurant. Their cajun oysters were dredged in cornmeal and "cajun" seasoning and fried to perfection. Don't be turned off by the "cajun" label. They were not paricularly spicy, but seasoned well and the chef/line cook was a master at prep. Accompanied by a bloody... More 

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Michigan
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Waterfront for dinner with three other couples. The service was excellent. The crab cakes were some if the best that I have ever had. My wife ordered the pork tenderloin and said it was melt in your mouth good. I highly recommend this restaurant and will return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Lobster Bisque! Loved it. Shrimp and grits are excellent but rich. Very good bar with several signature drinks such as the Smoked Margarita.

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Lakeside, CT
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go to the Anna Maria City Pier, you are within walking distance of the Waterfront Restaurant. We enjoyed a lunch there, sitting outside on the patio at a table looking right across the street at the ocean. You could almost stop right there, but they also had good food. We had a grilled salmon appetizer. I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $32
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Bay Blvd S, Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, FL 34216
    (Spring Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Anna Maria
  • Phone Number: +1 941-778-1515
Description
Our regular menu is based on the finest products we can find and updated seasonally. They are prepared in classic form, with emphasis on fresh, natural flavors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?